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4/3/24 Fundamentals of Palms: Principles, Problems, and Potential–In Person in Orange Co.


February 22, 2024

BEWARE, AFTER THIS CLASS, YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT PALMS THE SAME AGAIN! Palms are popular plants that represent a slice of Florida paradise! There is a science to growing pretty palms that will thrive in Florida, from wild places to managed ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Lawn And Ornamental, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Cpo, Education, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardening Class, Hkalaman, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Lawn And Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Nutrient Deficiencies, Orlando Events, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Pa, Palm, Palm Diagnostics, Palm Fertilizer, Palm Problems, Palms, PCO, Planning, Plant Diseases, Plant Pests, Pruning, Right Of Way, Row, Streetscape, Sustainable Landscaping

3/21/24 GI-BMP in Orange County + Sun Spot Safety Lunch with Swag!


February 8, 2024

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! You are required to learn about it and follow the rules. We want to keep things interesting and beneficial for you, the landscape professionals. This year, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, Gibmp, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

2024 Pesticide Licensing and CEUs in Central Florida


February 8, 2024

Pesticide and fertilizer applicators, this blog is for you! You may find these resources helpful when searching for classes, licensing, and continuing education (CEU) information. There are a variety of ways to learn, including in-person, live ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Continuing Education Units, Core, Extension, Horticulture, Hwooten, Ladscape, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Professional, Landscape Technician, Landscape Training, Landscaping, Lclm, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Llo, On Demand, Ornamental And Turf, Ornamental Horticulture, OT, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide License Renewal

2024 gARTening Schedule


February 7, 2024

What is the gARTening Program? The gARTening Program is designed to connect residents to both our UF/IFAS Extension Services and Horticulture through the use of art within gardening. The gARTening program is a program for all ages, from 4-104 ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Air Plants, Art, Florida, Flower Crown, Garden, Gardening, GARTening, GARTening Program, Horticulture, Hypertufa, Kokedama, Master Gardener Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orlando, Orlando Gardening, Plants, Pressed Flowers, Succulents, Terrarium, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Thriving Beyond the Season: A Guide to Growing 5 Common Holiday Plants


December 21, 2023

With the December holidays here, many people may gift or receive "festive" holiday plants. In Florida, these plants can grow well beyond the holiday months! Learn about 5 commonly gifted plants and how to grow them year-round here in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Decorate With Plants, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gift, Holiday, Holiday Plants, Horticulture, House Plants, Landscape, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, OC MGV, Orange County MGV, Poinsettia, Poinsettias, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Residential Plant Clinics around Orange County


November 16, 2023

Whether you're an avid backyard gardener or just starting your houseplant collection, our Master Gardener Volunteers are here to answer your plant questions! Find the closest Plant Clinic to you. With a county that spans over 1,000 square miles, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscape Management, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orange County MGV, Orange County Plant Clinic, Pests, Plant Clinic, Plants, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening

Golden Rain Tree: The Allure of the Invasive Intruder

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November 6, 2023

It is officially fall in Florida. Temperatures are dropping, the holidays are just around the corner, and *gasp* the notorious golden rain trees have finally set fruit! Oh, you know the one. Adorned with sprawling limbs covered in peach-colored, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Ornamentals, Invasive Plants, Ornamentals, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Something bugging your landscape? Ask for help at the Residential Plant Clinic in Apopka!


October 16, 2023

Orange County is the 5th largest county in the state of Florida. Our residents are fortunate to have access to 2 free Plant Clinics, one of which is located in Apopka at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC)!  At our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Apopka, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Horticulture, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, MREC, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Pest Management, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostic, Plants, Trees, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening

Marvelous Mulberries

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September 11, 2023

The mulberry (Morus spp.) is a fruiting tree rich in flavor, with nutritious foliage, a myriad of medicinal and culinary value, and a fascinating history. With numerous species, hybrids, and endless cultivars to choose from—a mulberry may ... READ MORE

Category: , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alternative Fruit, Backyard Fruit, Central Florida Gardening, Florida Friendly, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Fruit Trees, Gardening Solutions

Soil pH Testing Returns to Orange County Plant Clinic!


August 3, 2023

Summary Orange County Plant Clinic temporarily paused soil pH testing, but effective August 1st, 2023 we will resume offering this service for $2 per sample. This service is for residential samples only. If you are a contracted landscaper ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #extensionforall, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Orange County, Soil, Soil PH, Soil Test, Soil Testing, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening

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